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Shirley Wilson, a native of Highlands, is holding her handmade quilt, in the making for more than 12 years.

Wilson started making it when her mother was ill and she needed something to occupy her time while she sat in the hospital and doctor’s offices.

Assisted by her daughter, Angie Houston, progress on the quilt was intermittent.

Finally in March of ’09 the work was done.


Angel Medical Center in Franklin has received a donation of $30,000 which will allow the hospital to enhance patient care. The AMC Auxiliary Board of Directors recently voted to make the donation to Angel Medical Center.

“Angel Medical Center has already put these funds to good use,” said Bonnie Peggs, director of Marketing and Public Relations. “The funds have been used to purchase two Vital Signs Monitors for the Medical and Surgical Unit; a Billi blanket for the nursery which is essential in helping to prevent jaundice in the newborn; and a surgical tray for Ear/Nose/Throat surgery.”


Did you know you can possibly avoid OSHA (Occupational Safety Health Administration) penalties and fines by simply requesting a voluntary inspection? OSHA identifies workplace hazards, analyzes safety and health management systems to optimize occupational and health safety, as well as reduce workplace injuries and illness.

Recently Interventional Pain Services of Western North Carolina (IPSWNC) completed a voluntary inspection. The practice found the inspection to be helpful by giving useful suggestions to ensure patient and staff safety.


The fundraising drive continues for Relay for Life of Highlands with the second annual Highlands Falls PAR 5K run. The run will take place September 10 at the Highlands Falls Country Club and will begin at 8am.

The course will run along the 3.1 miles along the country club golf course. David Linn, with Bringing It To Life! Productions, said the route will run along the cart path and, he adds, “there are some hills and I know a lot of people will be complaining about the hills so I will tell every walker and runner, ‘You thought these hills were bad, try battling cancer!’”


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